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Can High Blood Pressure Cause Motion Sickness
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
I read that Zoloft (sertraline) causes qt prolongation. I have high blood pressure & possible heart disease (still being tested). Would Zoloft (sertraline) be safe?
Probably: Zoloft (sertraline) has been used to treat many depressed people who have heart disease. At usually prescribed doses, it does not prolong qt interval. The case reports of cardiac conduction delays have been related to overdose. Since you are concerned, you should ask your cardiologist about your ekg. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure , sometimes 140/90 and sometimes 145/95 . Dr how can I overcome this deadly sickness?
Causes for vertigo? I have had vertigo since saturday afternoon, i went to the doctor yesterday since it has only gotten worse. They took my blood pressure and checked my ears, he just diagnosed me with vertigo and told me to take a motion sickness pill.
Depends upon: What you mean by head problems. High blood pressure, not controlled, can cause headaches, blindness, and even strokes and death. Is that enough problems to stimulate you to take better control of your blood pressure? By the way, hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can increase your risks of diabetes and cholesterol abnormalities. There are other better blood pressure medications available. ...Read more
Yes: Extremely high blood pressures (usually greater than 200 mmhg for the top number) can result in "end organ" damage including changes to the retinal arteries and short-term vision changes. If you're concerned that your high blood pressure is changing your vision, you should see your doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Possible: A 19 year old with high blood pressure needs to be seen by a hypertension (blood pressure) specialist to rule out "secondary causes", meaning is there something else wrong that is causing the blood pressure to be high. Erectile dysfunction is important to know for the evaluation. ...Read more
Get evaluated soon: Yes, uncontrolled hypertension can cause several concerning symptoms. If blackouts are occurring, medical attention is needed asap. The risk for stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, aortic dissection are all emergencies that can be provoked by very high bp. There are excellent meds to lower bp, both in the acute phase in the hospital and as a routine outpatient med. Please get evaluated. ...Read more
Several mechanisms :
Hypertension (HTN) can resulting in ischemia and abnormality of the conduction system of the heart which may slow heart rate.
After a head injury HTN and a slow heart rate are signs that there may be increase in intra-cranial pressure.
There is also a phenomena where correcting a slow heart rate might resolve HTN see link below.
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Blood pressure: High BP is unlikely to cause limb spasms. ...Read more
Yes, indeed. Get Rx : Branch and central vein occlusion are a known cause of blurred vision in hypertensive patients. Early treatment of both the hypertension and the vein occlusion is essential because damage to the retina can be irreversible if ignored. Early treatment with growth factor inhibitors and steroids can restore vision. Other types of damage can occur to the retina with chronic high blood pressure. ...Read more
Yes: Having high blood pressure can be associated with increased sensitivity to salt. Even very small changes in your salt intake can lead to increased edema. Alternatively, some blood pressure medications can cause swelling (norvasc) or there could be a problem with your veins in the legs or your heart causing the swelling. Anytime you have sudden changes in swelling you should be checked. ...Read more
Not likely: Unless the pressure is staggeringly high, there is usually no effect on the vision. Wavy vision should be investigated by your ophthalmologist especially if it is of recent onset. Blood pressure does need control for other reasons (heart, brain) but not for alterations in eye vision. ...Read more
NOT cause and effect: Both are due to a common cause that your autonomic (automatic) nervous system is unbalanced and you have dysautonomia. Commonest acquired cause is poor diet and you may have diabetes that also is associated with ed. Try a supplement of b complex + magnesium + multivitamin and get rid of all forms of sugar and sweetreners. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more
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